Don and Lotta rescued by Pak Army PC: ispr.gov.pk

Latest update in regards to the culmination of the Broad Peak Expedition, Lotta Hintsa posted a stunning video of the descent from one of the high camps. Interestingly, the post mentions not a single word about Denis, who the duo has decided to leave alone in the frigid Karakorum and although Denis would be a

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Denis at Broaad Peak Base Camp PC: Denis via FB

Don Bowie updated his Instagram today with announcement of calling off the expedition. He, along with Lotta Hintsa has already been airlifted from Broad Peak Base Camp by his insurance company, leaving Denis alone in the wild and unforgiving Karakorum. Bowie reiterated that he had been facing breathing and severe coughing problem since the start

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The latest summit push which started on February 5th, where Denis and Don had risen directly to Camp-2, has been put off because of Don’s worsening physical condition. The duo, sighting a favorable weather window, launched their second summit bid hoping to reach the top on February 7th.  Both climbers are now in Base Camp

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K2 Winter Expedition PC: Jon Snorri FB

The Icelandic climber and motivational speaker Jon Snorri has called off the K2 winter Expedition. His announcement came on his Facebook Page on Wednesday February 5th where he complained lack of support from his climbing partners including Mingma Gayle Sherpa, Gao Li and other Sherpas from Nepal. “Summiting K2 in winter is a formidable task

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Denis_feb-2 PC: Don via Instagram

Denis Urubko, Don Bowie and Lotta Hinsta, the trio of the ambitious Broad Peak winter Expedition have returned to the Base Camp and are currently waiting for another good weather window to launch their second attempt on the mountain. The team has anticipated an early summit break on the 8,047m Broad Peak, sighting a small

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Avaricious for the peak and blinded by an unusually good weather window, Denis Urubko and Don Bowie are probably taking a risk with stakes too high. It’s been more than two weeks the team has been toiling upward, gaining altitude, setting camps, digging out old ropes and hauling supplies on 8,047m Broad Peak. Denis and

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Denis at 6800m Broad Peak PC: Denis via FB

Denis Urubko and his team at Broad Peak are finally all set to launch their first summit push starting tomorrow January 29th.The team has been working diligently for hours between the camps fixing ropes and hauling supplies to Camp1 and 2. The team is currently in the Base Camp waiting for a clear weather window

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Tamara after injury PC: Matteo Zanga

Mingma Gayle with his ambitious team of Sherpas and high altitude climbers from Pakistan have finally made their way deep into the Karakorum and are now heading towards the advanced Base Camp of the formidable K2. The expedition is led by Mingma from Nepal and Jon Snorri from Iceland. Other expedition members include Gao Li

Snorri and Mingma set off the K2 Winter Expedition as Simone and Tamara bid adieu to KarakorumRead More »

Simone and Tamara PC: Simone FB

Yet another fall and an even deadlier one, seems like the Gods on Gasherbrum want to send Simone and Tamara packing. Perhaps in wake of a hurriedly planned expedition it’s quite unlikely that with the stature Simone commands, they could have possibly skipped the essential details in planning the forage. This is not uncharted territory

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